Kim Tschang-Yeul is famous as the ‘water drops artist’. He presented his abstract work by expressing his scars from the war on canvas through the Informel Movement from 1950s to 1960s. After settling down in New York in the mid-1960s, he went through a geometric period, changing his style with the concrete features of the pop art that dominated the world of the arts in New York at that time and the impressions from broad color spaces found in minimalism.

During the late 1960s, he created work that cleverly used concrete or abstract expressions in a broad space in accordance with his experimentation up to that point. These works are the <Phenomenon> series. The <Phenomenon> series can be considered the bridge connecting the <Water Drops> series he began in 1972 with his geometric series, his past work, by depicting figures out of which thick liquid comes and flows down.

김창열 작품 제사 시리즈 중 한 작품<Rite> 1964 / 162x130cm / Acrylic, Oil on Canvas